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Meet a Tar Heel: Thomas Wolfe Scholar Serene Almehmi

September 29, 2022

Serene Almehmi is one of this year’s two recipients of the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a four-year, full-ride merit scholarship through the English and comparative literature department that is given to an exceptional writer every year.

Meet a Tar Heel: Thomas Wolfe Scholar Alex Gast

September 29, 2022

Alex Gast is one of this year’s two recipients of the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a four-year, full-ride merit scholarship for exceptional students interested in creative writing. The scholarship is given by the department of English and comparative literature.

A circuitous path

September 26, 2022

Brian Hogan’s journey to becoming a teaching professor in the College of Arts and Science’s chemistry department has been anything but a straight path. But through perseverance and asking for help, the Tar Heel found a way to quiet the doubt that lingered in the back of his mind.

Claudia Yaghoobi expands global connections for Carolina students

September 23, 2022

As the new director of the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies (CMEIS), Claudia Yaghoobi is eager to expand upon existing opportunities for students studying Middle Eastern and Persian studies, and to expand global partnerships with universities abroad.

Teaching poetry and literature in prison

September 20, 2022

Theodore Nollert, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of English and comparative literature, has taught American poetry and literature to an unexpected audience. He has traveled to Granville Correctional Institution dozens of times this year to teach a course to inmates.

21 Days at Sea

September 16, 2022

Junior Stephanie Caddell shares how three weeks on a research vessel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean changed her life.

Getting to Carolina, step by step

September 13, 2022

A former marine sergeant and current Tar Heel Jordan Truglio shares his journey to Carolina and how the C-STEP program helped him.